Palmeiras to sign teenage Argentine playmaker

IANS| Updated: Jul 22, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

Paulo (Brazil): Brazilian club Palmeiras has agreed to sign teenage Argentine playmaker Agustin Allione from Velez Sarsfield.

The 19-year-old is expected to undergo a medical with the eight-time Brazilian champions later this week.

"Everything has been agreed to," Allione told Globoesporte.

"It looks like I will travel there on Thursday."

Allione`s signing came at the behest of former Velez coach Ricardo Gareca, who took charge of Palmeiras in May.

The attacking midfielder will be the third Argentine in Palmeiras` squad, joining Fernando Tobio and Pablo Mouche.

"I`m really happy to be given this opportunity but also sad because I`m leaving a club that has given me everything," Allione said.

Palmeiras are currently 12th in Brazil`s Serie A championship standings with 13 points from 11 matches.

The Sao Paulo club returned to Brazil`s top-flight in December having been relegated 12 months earlier for only the second time in their history.